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This is the 1/10 scaleGrasshopper Off-Road Buggy Kit from Tamiya. Based on the 1-seater buggies that were seen tearing up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80's, the Grasshopper first hit the stores in 1984. Proudly easy to assemble and easy to control, the lightweight Grasshopper proved to be an instant hit as the ideal entry level RC buggy kit. Fully compatible with a whole range of option parts like 540 motors and ball bearings, the Grasshopper is an entry level kit that is capable of keeping up your level of experience. Jam-packed with all of the great features of the original 1984 kit, this 2WD buggy is great to drive on both on- and off-road tracks. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper aims to please.
1x Grasshopper Rolling Chassis w/ Friction Shocks
1x 380 Motor
1x Rigid White Body
4x Five Spoke Wheels
2x Front Ribbed Tires
2x Rear Sandpaddle Tires
1x 18-Tooth Pinion Gear
1x 50-Tooth Spur Gear
2-Channel Receiver & Transmitter
Batteries for transmitter
6-cell flat battery w/ standard connector
Compatible AC/DC timed or peak charger for 6-cell battery
Paint required for painting driver and accessories Misc.
Building and track equipment
Body pictured on the box is painted white (molded in color) Body/Driver figure can be painted with model paint
|Skill Level 4|
Length: 15.3" (389mm)
Width: 8.8" (223mm)
Height: 5.3" (135mm)
Weight: 1.8lbs (830g)
Front Tires: .87" x 2.9" (22mm x 74mm)
Rear Tires: 1.6" x 3.2" (41mm x 81mm)
Motor: 380-type (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)
Transmission Type: Rear 2 Wheel Drive
"Lots of fun"
Recommended to buy: Yes
"An old favorite"
"I had one when i was young and I just got it again @ RC Planet and it ROCKS!!! so glad I got it and the delivery was super mega fast."
Recommended to buy: Yes
What bundle will I have to buy to have everything I will need ?
Trying to find something for my son we can build together and not break the bank.
Each bundle will make a complete running RC, the difference between them is different options and equipment. The first one is the cheapest but it has an older stick style transmitter that runs off of the 27 MHz band along with a slow very basic wall charger. The 2nd option has a nicer 2.4 GHz transmitter, nicer faster charger, better steering servo etc. We would recommend one of the first two bundles depending on your desired price point.
Will this withstand higher speeds of brushless motor? Can shocks be upgraded or is there upgraded oil filled shocks that will fit?
Since these kits are a re-release from the 80's & 90's there really is not a ton of upgrades for them. If you did do a brushless motor and ESC you would be fine but we would suggest to be a bit more cautious with it. It would not hold up to that much power and a ton of abuse. Shocks, well we have seen some people on forums upgrade to different shocks so this can be done along with bearings. These are fun kits to build and totally nostalgic.
Hi, does it come full assembled? Thanks.
This is a kit so you will have to assemble it and purchase and install all other required items.
Radio: 2-Channel with 1 Servo
Radio Batteries: Eight AA size
Speed Control: Electronic
Battery: 6 cell flat w/ standard connector
Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
Paint: Required for painting driver and accessories Misc.
Items: Building and track equipment
How big is it? I don't know the scale.
Length: 389mm (15.315)
Width: 223mm (8.77)
Height: 135mm (5.31)
Can you put any 1/10 scale motor and ESC in the Grasshopper?
Any 540/ 550 sized motor will fit. We would recommend the SV3 4600 brushless motor and ESC combo (CSE010-0115-01).